Projects aiming to develop sustainable propulsion systems for next-generation aircraft have been invited to apply for research funding.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to work with industry to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects.

As part of the Future Economy Net Zero programme, this competition will focus on net zero propulsion.

Within the aerospace category, technologies for drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), advanced air mobility (AAM), or electric or hybrid passenger aircraft.

Net zero 2050

This programme will support the UK government’s drive for zero emission transport and systems as part of the net zero commitment for 2050.

Eligible projects must have total costs between £250,000 and £1.5 million, have a maximum project duration of 18 months, start by 1 August 2023 and claim the grant funding by 31 March 2025.

All of the project work must be carried out in the UK and the recipient must intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

For more information, visit the government website.
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